EFS Application Form 1
Professional Excellence in Financial Services Bridging Program
We are currently accepting applications for the Professional Excellence in Financial Services (EFS) Bridge
Training Program for Internationally Trained Professionals.
Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted & reviewed on an on-going basis.
Spaces are limited, do not wait to apply!
Please review all eligibility criteria before submitting your application. For inquiries, please contact the
Bridge Training Program Team at bridging@senecacollege.ca or (416) 491-5050 ext. 77337.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To apply for Seneca’s Professional Excellence in Financial Services Program, applicants must meet the
following minimum criteria:
1. Applicants are internationally trained individuals with a post-secondary degree or diploma from an
accredited institution outside of Canada.
2. Applicants are Ontario residents who are internationally trained Canadian Citizens, Permanent
Residents, or Convention Refugees.
3. Applicants have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Assessment score of a minimum of Level 7.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Please email the following documents to bridging@senecacollege.ca with the subject line of “EFS Appli-
cation for [Your Full Name]”
1. Letter of Interest
2. Résumé
3. Proof of CLB Assessment
4. Immigration Status documentation
5. Copies of Academic Credentials (degrees, diplomas, and/or certificates)
6. Copies of Credential Assessment (if available at the time of application)
7. Completed Application Form (see following pages)
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
• Your application is not complete until all documentation has been submitted.
• Please do not issue original copies of documentation – photocopies are acceptable.
• Please complete each submission to the best of your ability as this is a competitive application process.
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1. Completed Application Form: (see following pages)
Please answer every question in full to the best of your ability.
2. Letter of Interest:
Your letter of interest should be 1 page, single spaced and address the following questions:
• WhyareyouinterestedintheEFSProgram?
• Whatrelevantexperiencedoyouhave?
• WhydoyouthinkyouareagoodcandidatefortheEFSProgram?
3. Chronological Résumé:
Your résumé must be updated, detailed and chronological (most recent experience, first). Ideally, your
résumé should be 2 full pages in 11 or 12 size font. Please be sure to include the following:
• Allemploymentthatyouhaveheld,whetherinyoureldornot,withclearbulletpointexplanations
of your responsibilities and accomplishments.
• Allacademicqualications(exactnamesofDegrees,Diplomas,and/orCerticates),includingany
education completed in Canada, with dates.
• Professionalmemberships,licenses,designations,etc.
• AnyprofessionaltrainingorskillsupgradingthatyouhavecompletedinoroutsideofCanada
including names of institutions and dates attended.
• Softwarethatyouarefamiliarwithandyourprociencylevel(basic,intermediate,oradvanced)
4. Immigration Status:
Submit a copy of one of the following: Citizenship Card, Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident Card, or
Proof of Refugee Status.
IMPORTANT: If applicable, please include your Immigration identification number (8-digit numeric Client
IDnumber;IMM5292,IMM5509orIMM5688number;TemporaryResidencePermitnumber;orMinisterial
Permit number).
5. Copies of Academic Qualifications: Provide a proof of all of your academic credentials, (copies of any
Diplomas,Degreesand/orCerticates).
6. Academic Credential Assessment: If you have a credential assessment available at the time of submission,
please include a copy of these results in your application. For more information about credential assess-
ment services, please visit World Education Services at www.wes.org/ca
7. CLB Assessment: Provide proof of completion of a Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment at Level 7.
CLB Assessments are free for Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees and Canadian Citizens. For more
informationandtobookanappointment,pleasecontacttheYMCAofGreaterTorontoat(416)925-5642
or visit the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks website at www.language.ca for a list of Assess-
ment Centres in Ontario.
Please be advised that there is considerable demand for this program and due to the limited number of
seats, selection of students follows a competitive process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited meet with
program sta to assess if they are the right fit for the program.
First Name:
Last Name:
Address:
Street Unit #/Apt
City Province Postal Code
Primary Telephone #: Secondary Telephone #:
Primary Email:
Secondary Email:
Please answer all questions and provide detail where required.
1. AreyoulegallyeligibletoworkinCanada? YES NO
Whatisyourimmigrationstatus?
Permanent Resident Canadian Citizen Convention Refugee
WhatdatedidyouarriveinCanada?
What is your primaryprofessionalareaofexpertiseorspecialization?
Ifapplicable,whatareyourotherareasofexpertiseorspecialization?Pleaserankin
order from highest to lowest.
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Howmanyyearsofprofessionalexperiencedoyouhaveinyoureld?
HaveyoueverworkedinyourprofessionaleldorarelatedeldinCanada?Include
seasonal work, part time, temporary, etc.
YES NO
If yes, please specify: (If you require more space, please attach on separate sheet of paper.)
Name of the organization:
EmploymentStartDate: EndDate:
Job Title:
Brief description of your role and responsibilities:
Name of the organization:
EmploymentStartDate: EndDate:
Job Title:
Brief description of your role and responsibilities:
Are you currently or have you ever participated in any other bridging or employment
program(s),jobsearchworkshop(s),résuméandinterviewcoachingworkshop(s),etc?
YES NO
If yes, please specify:
(If you require more space, please attach on separate sheet of paper.)
Name of the organization:
Name of the program/course/workshop:
Dateenrolled/attended: to
StartDate EndDate
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Name of the organization:
Name of the program/course/workshop:
Dateenrolled/attended: to
StartDate EndDate
Doyoucurrentlyholdanyprofessionallicenses,certications,ordesignations?
YES NO
If yes, please specify:
Ifno,doyouplantoapplyforanyprofessionallicenses,certicationsordesignations?
YES NO
If yes, please specify:
Inthepastyear,whatstepshaveyoutakentogainemploymentinyoureld?Please
be specific as to which strategies you have used, and how much time you spend on job
searching:
HowdidyouhearaboutSeneca’sEFSCerticate?Pleasebespecic.
I, the undersigned, certify that the information in this application has been completed by
myself, the applicant, and is true and complete, to the best of my knowledge.
First Name:
Last Name:
Signature: Date:
Thank you for completing this application and for your interest in
Seneca’s EFS Bridge Training Program.